Today during the opening keynote of the Microsoft BUILD developer conference the official name of Microsoft's new web browser was revealed. The new browser has previously been referred to as Project Spartan, and the official name was withheld until today. Today it was revealed to the world that the new browser is called Microsoft Edge, and it will be the primary browser that is built into Windows 10 when it is released to the public. 

There aren't a whole lot of details about Edge at the moment, but Microsoft did play a launch video for the new browser during the BUILD keynote, and they've put it on Youtube for everyone to see. What is known is that the browser has Microsoft's Cortana assistant built in, has a very new and minimalist design, and runs on a new Microsoft built rendering engine called EdgeHTML. The video released by Microsoft also shows some new features like the ability to draw on web pages. 

As more information about Microsoft Edge is revealed during the course of BUILD we'll be sure to bring it to you.

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  • Morawka - Friday, May 1, 2015 - link

    echo would have been better imo
  • CoreLogicCom - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    I can see it now. Windows 95 launched with the Rolling Stones song Start me up. Windows 10 launches with the Aerosmith song Living on the Edge.
  • DCide - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    At least no one got fired. ;)

    Microsoft marketeers couldn't come up with a good name, so they probably hired someone else to not come up with a good name.
  • DCide - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    Microsoft truly has become IBM.
  • ivan256 - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    Handwritten markup of dynamic online documents is one of the most contrived software features I've seen in a long time. Worse than useless, since some people might expect it to actually work, and it won't.
  • Alexvrb - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    Why couldn't it work? Maybe it's for sharing/saving a snapshot of a page with your own notes added. That would be easy.
  • thtechnologist - Monday, May 4, 2015 - link

    It already works, I sent a bunch of webpages to my GF, as we are house hunting, and it was much better than throwing everything into a word doc or whatever else I would have had to do to have the same effect. I could just circle point arrows at things and be done with it.
  • marraco - Thursday, April 30, 2015 - link

    Read the fucking Windows 10 license

    Just by using Windows 10 once, you give Microsoft the right to spy on you, which means record everything you write, record you with any camera, including the one aiming at you on your laptop, record you with any microphone, record your GPS location, and any other way to collect information about you.

    You give Microsoft the right to use all your private information WITHOUT LIMITATIONS, FOR LIFE, no matter if you stop using any Microsoft product, and not just by the hardware/software in which you installed Windows 10. You give general, unlimited rights, on your private life.

    You give Microsoft the right to use that information for profit, and for any purpose Microsoft finds useful.

    Microsoft explicitly says that it will disclose your private information, for profit.

    Yo sign to Microsoft a blank contract, which Microsoft explicitly can change at will, without restrictions.

    So, you basically give Microsoft a contract giving Microsoft the privilege of anything it wants now on in the future.

    You have the rights of a slave: nothing. You give MS the rights of a slave master: everything. No limitation, in exchange of nothing (actually, you PAY for it).
  • kyuu - Thursday, April 30, 2015 - link

    Your post would be hilarious if it wasn't so sad.
  • blanarahul - Thursday, April 30, 2015 - link

    The sad truth about the era of Internet.

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